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BLYTHEVILCE COCKIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHKAIT ARKANSAS AND BOOTHEA8T MISSOURI VOL. XMV—NO. 67 Blythevllle Courier Blytlieville Daily Newi Mississippi Valley L Blyth«vllla Herald, Columbia Breaks Dike, Inundates North Portland PORTLAND, Ore., June 11. (U.P.)—Columbia River rloodwaters crashed through a dike in North Portland today and poured across a 12-mile stretch of suburban areas, flooding the Portland Army Air Base, four country clubs, and hundreds oC homes. BIATHEVirLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1948 FOURTEEN PAGES Scores of Army troops and civilian troops dropped their sandbags and fled (o safety as waters smashed through the embankment and rose swiftly to depths ranging froin six to 12 feet. . Portland Army Air Base was inundated six leet deep. The main Columbia-Portland Airport and the »43,000,000 Reynolds Aluminum Plant were threatened. The surge of water washed out roads, swept away the 47th Street, bridge, fanned out over the Riverside, Colwood, Broadmoore and Alderwood golf course and sent holdout 'residents scurrying to high ground. Army engineers said that the flood shortly would cover a. farm and suburban area 12 miles long..-Mid ranging from one to two miles wide in the broad Multomah Drainage District. A wave of muddy water swept fc^'iftly across lowlands dotted with Vouses and farms, inflicting heavy damage to property and crops. Warning sirens and "Paul Revere" riders from the sheriff's office sent residents scurrying for their lives in the early morning hours, Ulke Breaks Suddenly The dike collapsed suddenly near a. pumping station on a main Co- luinbia River slough facing the Riverside and Columbia - Edgewater golf clubs. Words was Hashed to the sheriff's office and police by pumping station attendant. The break-through occurred onls » few hours before President Truman was scheduled to circle over the Portland-Vanport flood disaster area in his private plane. Water raced from 33rd Street to 104th Street—a distance of approximately five miles—over- an between one and two miles wide ^bordering the network of main Co- V+umbia dikes. Two men who didn't hear the President Tours Flooded Areas Truman Asks More Flood Control Funds; Congress Again Hit By Merriman Smith United Press White House Reporter EN nOUTE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMAN, June 11. (U.P.)—Presi- dent Truman was to make an aerial tour of the flooded Columbia River jasin today to emphasize his campaign for more federal funds lor flood control and public power development in the Northwest. The trip, made in the President's special plane, was a followup to Mr. Truman's speech In Seattle last night when he hit the Republican Congress for inaction on reclamation legislation. He accused the "private power lobby" of retarding the development of public power projects and, said Congress "appropriates enough money for Western development only one year out of four." (Each election year.) The President planned to take off from McChord Held this morning for a flight to Salem, Ore. Prom there he will drive to Portlanc where he will make a speech under the auspices of the Red 'Cross. The President will board his special train tonight for Berkeley, Cal. where he will make a major foreign policy address at the University of ERP Cuts Seen As Endangering U.S. Status in Europe Marshall Points Out That Confidence May B« Dealt Blow WASHINGTON, Jun. ll.-(UP) — Secretary of Slate George C. Marshall said today European nations who have faced up to Russia will lose their confidence In the United States If Congress cuts European recovery spending. He told a Senate committee that House cuts In the foreign spending program abroad have weakened the feeling of Western Europe that the U. S- can be de|)ended upon Those countries, he said, have been left in a "perilous stnte of mind." Marshall asked the Senate Appropriations Committee to restore the House cut* which totaled f2 - IGO.000,000—or 26 per cent of administration requests. He said the House has endangered the entire recovery enterprise. The resulting underspending might mean a "most wasteful, dangerous ind unjustified procedure." he said Marshall spoke out after EBP Administrator Paul G. Hoffman told the committee the House slashes would almost entirely wreck recovery phases of the long-term multi-billion dollar enterprise. Hoffman told the committee that See ERP CUTS on Pi** 14 Grasshoppers Causing Damage In Leachville, Gosnell Areas Grasshopper* are invading some sections of North Mississippi County in destructive numbers and immediate steps should be taken to poison the pe«ts, Keith Bilbrey, farm afcent, disclosed today. * — It U the first time In seven or eight years that (rasshop|>ers have appeared In Mississippi County In alarming numbers and reports of area | California tomorrow. The President's staff was elated with the crowds which have greeted him since he left Washington, with ^^ ...«, »nu u.ui.v irear mi; J?" 6 exception of is reception at warning sinnals inUime to get out! 1 " 8 cxc eptlon of his reception at ance, the President has enjoyed ~~~" audiences all along the line. climbed to (he root of their isolated house and shouted for help until an Army amphibious boat carried them to safety. ..;.. , , "Tim water .viwii yj»w^h t^-^au like nobody's business," a sheriff's deputy on the scene reported. The flood bore down rapidly on the big Portland-Columbia Airport, which was abandoned and evacuated Monday. Commercial air Ime traffic was halted at the airport two weeks ago. Vanport Still Inundated The new flood area was two miles good Only about7,000 persons—half the capacity of'the high-school stadium —turned out for last night's address. However, a crowd estimated by police at 100,000 persons jam- ed downtown Portland to get a look at hitn Hopes to Return On nearly a dozen occasions, Mr. Trumixn has expressed the "hope" to return and talk politics before the November election. This led to belief he was planning an extensive GOP Nomination Race Wide Open Indiana Election To End Selection of Convention Delegates INDIANAPOLIS, June 11 (UP) —Indiana's 29 voles »t the Re- N 11 i o n a 1 Convention were pledged by the State GOP Convention (o House Majority Leader Charles A. Halleck for President. By Lyle C. Wilson United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, June II. (UP) — Selection of Republican National Convention delegates will be completed today when Indiana names its group, and the race for G.O.P. presidential nomination U wide open. With the 29 Indiana delegates to be named today, the convention roll call will muster 1.094 men and women. The first man who gets 543 votes in a convention on ballot will be the 1B46 nominee. The convention meets June 21 in Philadelphia All contestants arc prepared for damag* also have- been recelred from some othe counties, he said. C. W. Jones of L*schv!l!» probably has suffered the greatest loss to date In North Mississippi County, according to Mr. Bilbrey. Tomato plants on a three-acre tract have been virtually destroyed. Mr. Jones reported to the county agent's office here. Alfalfa «rtd. Buffer Other losses have been reported In the vicinity of Qosnell, where the Insects are stripping the leaves from acres of alfalfa and leaving nothing but steins. Already four farmers have reported destructive droves of the Insects, feeding on cotton, alfalfa, and soybeans as well as tomato plants. Mr Bilbrey has Issued Instructions for exterminating them by use of poison bait. The Division of Grasshopper Control of the United States Department of Arglculture will furnish poison free, Mr. Bilbrey said. The most successful formula consists of 50 pounds of wheat bran, nn equal bulk of sawdust, and four >ounds of sodium fluoslllcate, and '0 to 12 gallon* of wa^cr. Urcei Care In Plaelnf Poiion Mr. Bilbrey emphasized the necessity ot following the Instruction from the dike break that destroyed Vaiiport City, where deep waters still covered the wreckage of the war-housing community. It joined other lowland North Portland flood districts. Troops from Port Lewis and McChord Field, Wash., and civilians who have been labc-ing around- the-clock to hold back the raging i the-cuff talks Columbia dropped their sandbags campaign with much handshaking and extemporaneous speaking. At Olympia last night, he told a am going to come out so all over the country on people exactly what place in the last three and rushed pell-mell to high ground crowd, "I here and and t?ll ; has taken years." He continued hammering at the Republican Congress during his off. ks yesterday. At Bremerton, Wash., he told an , ., . audience that if Congress adjourned without doing something about inflation, "it will be a-disgrace to thi countrv." Latei he admitted "I have been it on 'em pretty heavy the hope they would do "when the alarm was sounded. The break was the latest in a series of flood disasters that have •jiricken the Pacific Northwest. »3'irty thousand persons already pouring had been made homeless or tern- - lately i porarily displaced in the Portland something." nietropilltan and suburban area. He told one audience that "if you Damage estimated semi-officialiy } people want to continue the presenl by combined relief agencies totaled — "-'-- -' •• — - *1CO,OOC',000 during three weeks of Hoods in Washington, British Columbia, Montana, Idaho and Oregon. U.S. to Press Efforts Toward Atomic Control LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y.. June U. (UP)—The United States told the United Nations Security Council today it would continue making "every possible effort" to establish world control of atomic energy despite the two-year-old atomic deadlock between Russia a:>d the West. American Delegate Phillip 'C. Jessap asked the council to approve the majority-bucked American plan lor international atomic control and to send the East-West stalemate on to the UN General Assembly this Fall for a major debate. Jessup appealed to Hussk, to end objections to the majority plan say- ivuBg that Moscow hao 10 encode Either a continuation of Lliu race in atomic armaments or agreement on a system of international control in which all nations would have confidence. . ." "There is no middle road," Jessup said. Nine nations of the Security Council—all except Russia and Ihe Soviet Ukraine were behind the American proposal. Great Britain's delegate, sir Alexander Cadogan, supported t'ae American move and said that the "fundamentally political" issues of atomic control had to be tackled on a higher level than the suspended UN Atomic Energy Commission. policies of the 80th Congress, that will be your funeral." Tlie President Increased his fighting tone in last night's address accusing "111011 of little faith" who art "more concerned with present profits than with future growth" of retarding the developmetn of the West. Soybeans CHICAGO, June 11. (up)_eoy- bean quotations: Open High Low Close •Tilly Nov.; Joycces Present Club Charter to Unit in Lepanto Eight members of the Blytlieville Junior Chamber of Commerce it- tended the meeting of the Lepanto Jaj-cees last night and a charter was presented to the new I^panto unit by Jennings Bnilev of Blythe- villc, who is extension'director for Northeast Arkansas lor the state organization. William Wyatt, president of the "lytheville Jaycecs. said that tlie attendance at the Lcpanlo was the largest for a charter presentation meeting in this section ot the state. More than 100 were In attendance. The charter was received by Oren Jiecicer, president of the Lepanto group. Others attending from Blythc- ville included: L. G. Thompson, J. T. Sudbury. Stuart Frciman, Ralph Patton, Marshall Blackard and Woodrow Malnard. The Blytheville Jaj-cees sponsored the organization of the Lepanto club. Senate-Okayed Draft to Get Fast Action in House Vote on 19-25 Bill May Comt Early in Week; 1-Day Passage Seen H, Frank F.lnirr (IJnUed Frew SUff Cwre«pondeni) WASHINGTON, June 11 (UP) — House leaders, jolted to action by 78-to-10 vote in the Senate, signaled today for quick house passage of the peacetime draft. Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., called for a vote on the 19-through- 25 selective service bill next Tuesday or Wednesday. He said four hours of debate should be enough. "We can probobly pass It In one day," he added, House opponents of peacetime conscription, previously confident that Congressional draft sentiment was waning, rocked from the Impact of the Senate's overwhelming endorsement. , „ ... Chairman Leo E. Allen of the fully. He pointed out that experl- Hfmse Rules Committee backed off ments with this poison bait showed I nis P rev 'ous prediction that the rules group might defy Republican leaders and pigeonhole the draft. The Illinois Republican said his committee—which has stalled for a month—will vote at 10:30 Monday. He put the odds at a little better than even thit the draft bill will be cleared for House action. Martin, wh* was known to have passed word down to Allen yeslcr- ",.„. May tha t he expects the bill to come out, told reporters: "I don't have any dontt that we will get .a rule." - ' To C»ll 2W.SOO Mm The Sennte wound up a week of debate on the draft late yesterday and shoved to easy passage a bill under which the Army expects to call up more than 200,000 men In the 12 months starting July 1. Registration of men IB-through- I 25 would start at once, under the Senate bill, and greetlngs-from-the -president would be .dropped In the SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS Palestine Truce Suffers Blows; Both Arabs, Jews Charge Violations Cease-Fire Finds Jerusalem's Jewish Community Using Last of Flour, Fuel JERUSAIJIM, June 11. <u.P.)~.Flour and fuel are virtually exhausted n th« Jewish community of Jerusalem and Us Inhabitants are looking forward to Ihe first H*d Oro*K supply convoy from Tel Aviv. The ceasefire deadline found*— Jewish ' Jerusalem down to a 10 days' supply or flour and only a seven-days' supply of luel for lliu power plant, even though It is run- 'iiiiE an n limited service schedule. Jewish lenders dipped Into the last reserve* of lluur lour days nuo. It was sutflcient for only two weeks supply. Tlio bread ration for the civilian population now Is upprox- Imntely two thick slices each day. The most uritlcul shorlaKC Is fuel. There Is only one week's supply left for the power plant, which has been serving the residential sections a lew hours every other night. Because of the fuel shortage, the Jews are busy slrinsinjf cnieri;ciicy electric lines and exixict to have- to cut off nil customers except hospitals, bakeries and other essential services. SD short Is the fuel situation that, olive- trees are being cut for firewood. An olive tree which will produce nn annual crop worth $12 brlnus us much as $60 for firewood. Tlso basic food for tlie Jewish community Is beutis, lentils, noodles nnd macaroni. Rice Is available "I the black market rat« of H.OB » ixmnd. Fresh muit has been available only twice since the convoy came two months aijo. One day last week several nged cows were killed and the meat distributed. The ra- llou was hardly sufficient for more than soup for the average family, ileirigeriitlon broke down this week nnd Ilagnnnh distributed one pound per ocrson from lla slocks of frozen meat. Two weeks ago there was anoth- See TltUCK on I'.ge 14 conclusively tlmt It properly prepared and scattered evenly, 18 to 20 pounds of wet bait per acre, Is not a menace to livestock, poultry, game birds or wild animals. Any farmer noting the presence of the pests should take 'mmecltate steps to check them, Mr. Dllbrey stated. Where grasshoppers are Just moving into a field, bait should be scattered around the «]•.._„_.. of a field, but when they are scat-! tered through the field the bait should cover the entire area. Mr. Bilbrey pointed out that following dry Summers there always Is danger that the pests would prove destructive to crops. Industrialist To Speak Here And in Osceola got ballot battle. Harold E. Stassen meeting June 24 it wa< iredicts ru s own nomination on bal- today. mail a* soon as draft boards around to them. Draftees would serve two years Though they wouldn't be drafted, IB-year-olds could volunteer year, they would providing they No. 9. Sen. Robert A. Taft's backers claim he will go over tha top some where between No. < and No. 8. Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey's spokesmen believe they will win on an early but undesignated ballot None expects a first ballot nomination from this convention. No candidate is even close in pledged and publicity committed delegates to the magic 548. Here is the latest United Press computation: Dewey 230, Taft 123, Stassen 119, Gen. Douglas MacArthur 8. Favorite Sons 375. unpledged and uncommitted 239. Warren Avowed Candidate Gov. Earl Warren of 1 California is a favorite son but also an avowed, presidential candidate. He has firm hold on his state's 53 delegates. If convention developments should favor Warren's candidacy there would be a Western stampede to him. More likely, Warren will be abh: to release his delegation to some other candidate at a decisive moment. All three leading candidates ac- Mially have more delegate strength than the pledged and publicity committed figures would Indicate. It is secondary strength to be cast on .various ballots after the first one a.s strategy seems to require. Between them, the three claim almost us muny votes as there arrf delegates and somewhere among those claims there is bound to be exaggeration. Here they are: Stassen, 340; Taft, 312; Dewey, 300 or more. Sen. Arthur H. Vandenberg of Michigan, the most discussed compromise possibility In event of, a deadlock has no convention surface strength at all. Tatt headquarters here reports Vandenberg anxious for an early nomination of some other man so that his own name will not come before the convention as a compromise choice. C. Hamilton Moses, president of the Arkansas Economic Council- State Chamber of Commerce, will i After serving . address members of the Blythevllle I be draft-proof, Rotary Club at their luncheon Joined the reserves. s announced Veterans would register, but generally wouldn't be called. He will speak on the state-wide "Build-Your-Home-Town" program which Is, being sponsored by the By and large, the House bill Is the same. But men through 30 -- - -.. — would register, 18-year-olds wouli state organisation and the Ark- '• slay home, and It would lie left to ansas Resources and Development; President Truman to put the draf Commission with assistance from into effect. local chambers of commerce and! Actually, this "trigger" provls- men s organizations In Arkansas. Ion doesn't mean much, since i He also will speak In Osceola on I was President Truman who or June 22 at a joint luncheon (or I March 12 asked for the draft. Hi members of the Osceola Chamber : naturally would pull the "Irisger.' of commerce and civic clubs !;-. M r. Truman said then, and ha M M. y . launcn a ^ ur through | said since, that volunteering ha: Northens crn Arkansas. He will be ! failed. He asked Congress not only In Harrlsburg for a dinner meeting . to revive the draft, but to set up • IllIlP 97 in \fflrlfrtH TVnn nnrl Tn nn _ I . H Universal Military Training as well UMT Is dead. It never got pas the Rules Committee. June 22, In Marked Tree and Jonesboro on the 23rd. and In Newport on thenight of the 24th. Mr. Moses will discuss the Industrial and civic development of 1 Westinqhouse Offers the stnte and present a report on ' <<> .. f. „ . the community clinic program I l*.4-tenf Pay Increase which has been undertaken, plans! PITTSBURGH, June 11. (UP) — for a clinic for Blylhevllle Electric Corp. today been discussed with officials of the j offered a general wage Increase plus Chamber of commerce. | increased insurance and pension Clinics have been conducted in Arkadelphia, Ashdown, Booncvllle, Bentonvlile, Brinkley, C o n w a y, Crossett, DcQueen, Ear]e, Fayetteville, Fouke, Qurdon, Hamhurg, Harrison, Hot Springs, Magnolia, Monttcello, Morrilton. Mount Ida, Murfrcesboro, Nashville, Paris, Pine Bluff, Rogers, Scare} 1 , Star City, Stuttgart and West Memphis. Wynne, Camden, clnrksvllle and Sheridan have clinics scheduled for this month. Weathei *WA 426B 418 1-4 418 i-4 B J47 1-2B t» 1-3A Ml 1-3 I Partly cloudy today, tonight, and Saturday. Not much changi in temperatures. Minimum this morning—66. Maximum yesterday—92. Sunset lociay—7:13. Sunrise tomorrow—4:46. Precipitation, 24 hours to T a.m. loday—none. Total since Jan, 1—23.14. Mean temperature (midway between high and low—79. for Majr 70,1, Demurrer Is Overruled In Committee Dispute Circuit Judge Charles W. Light of Paragould has overruled a demurrer to the complaint in which two regularly elected members ol the Mississippi County Democratic Committee In Little River Township are seeking the removal of three appointed members, It was disclosed today. The action was taken in a case pending in the Osceola District of the Mississippi County Circuit Court. The suit was brought by Ed Brown and W. A. Matheny, seeking removal of Bryah Herd, Clint Shatp and Ross Smith, who were appointed lo office in a move to increase the committee membership In Little River Township from two to live. Ho date has been set for a hearing on the petition to. enjoin th» three new members from serving w oommitteemen. benefits amounting to 12.4-cents an hour to Mirec unions representing Its 80.000 employes. The offer included a six per cent general v.age Increase to all em- ployes which amounted to an average of 8.4-cenU an hour plus an expanded pension nnd insurance program which would cost the firm an additional four cents an hour." The company said the offer would become effective on the date it was accepted by the unions. Wilson Interests May Sell Land To Tenants, Magazine Writer Says Realtors Discuss Trend in Prices Land Bank Official Sees Levelling Off Over Long Period Discussing farm land price* anil trends at a district meeting of real estate men in Piuagould yesterday, J. M. Houston, vice president of the Federal Land Hank of St. Louis, predicted that prices would remain at a high level possibly for several years and Indicated that the decline would be gradual rather than a sudden drop. Fifteen realtors Irom Mississippi County attended and Ray Worlh- inelon of Blylhevllle lend a-discussion of plans for the elate convention which Is £o be held In Blytlie- ville next October. About 60 members of local boards in Northeastern Arkansas attended the Paragould! meeting. j Mr. Houston, who wns the pi In- j clpal speaker at the district con- ' ventlon, said that farm prices probably tvould level off during the next two decades. Cites Mlsnco Price* The speaker referred to prices In Mississippi County us belns among the highest In the coxmtvy but stated that people who have bought farm land in Mls.s'l.iippi County are much less likely to suffer from any drop In prices than |>eoplc who have paid Inflated prices for farm lands in other areas which do not have a soil of comparable fertility and value. Citing one example, Mr. Houston told ot a 160-acrc tract In Illinois that recently sold lor Klfi an acre, and wns purchased by the seller attain just two months later for $125 an acre. He pointed out that such was the case where good land was concerned, and upon such no bflsed his prediction lor a continued trend of good prices lor land. Other speakers Included Stale president H. P. Haclticld of Little Hock. W. A. need, .secretary of tha State eRal Estate Licensing Commission who has headquarters in Litlle Rock; and Tom McDonnell, secretary of the stale association, also of Little Rock. Those attending Irom Mississippi County Included 13 Blytlieville cielegntcs and two from Osccola. Mr. and Mrs. Russell E. Rialcs, W. M. Burn.s, Mrs Nrila A. Lewis, E. T. Huiibard, Bert Ross, J. II. Marr. Jr., R B. David, J. E. Stevenson, P. !!. Joyner and Mr. Wortliington ol Blythcvllle attended. Robert Gravw an'.I Cecil Earls of Osceola also attended. Arkansas in general and Mississippi County in particular get considerable attention In I-ester Velio's "Homemade Boom In Dixie" in the current issue of Collier's with much of the article devoted U) J. H. Crain and his management of Lee Wilson and Company. In the article. Mr. Velte disclosed that Mr. Grain Is considering sale of tho company's 53,000 acres of rich agricultural land Into one- family farms ranging from So to 160 acres and allowing the Wilson company to turn more to processing of farm products. Already the Wilson interests have under construction In Wilson a il,- S25.000 oleomargarine and shortening plant which will be the first in the state to convert cottonseed oil into fats ready for use in the kitch- enj cross the njtlori. The new project calls for an oil refining plant which will be another step in processing Arkansas products within the state. The Lee Wilson and Company Interests own five cottonseed oil mills, six cotton gins, six alfalfa dehydrating plants and a dairy, too. Mr. Grain explained to tht author of the Collier'* article that "we had rather be In the manufacturing and felling busiaest, and for *om« time have been considering selling the land to tenants who show promise of making successful owners." "When this happens," the article continue.'!," the whole face of Grain's plantation will change. For the owners of 80-acre and 160-acfe farms will replace the sharecroppers' mean shacks with tidy farmsteads. As owners, the farmers will stay put long enough to educate their children beyond the present sixth-grade average for whites and fourth-grade average for Negroes at Wilson, Arkansas. "Other leaders are awakening to the fact there Is a lot of good processing money that should stay right In the states that produced the raw materials. Arkansas and Mississippi have resources that should have made them rich long ago. Arkansas produces 96 per cent of the aluminum ore mined In North America. Only Texas and Mississippi produce more cotton, and not more than a handful of states produce more strawberries, spinach, rice and peaches. "Arkansas has lumber, natural gas and oil, an deven a diamond mine. It has ample electric power. Army engineers are building a half- billion dollars' worth of dams In 1U from yard la provide mon." Kaiser-frazer and UAW Agree on Pay Increase DETROIT, June II. CUP)—Kaiser-Frazer Corporation and the CIO United Auto Workers today announced agreement on a 13-ccnt. hourly wage increase nnd the union [ Chrysler met with Packard Motor Car Com- Gctl Electric to work out final details of I a Peace Outlook Becomes Bleak As Claims Fly TEI, AVIV, June 11. (TIP) 1 —A 28-cluy truce in Palestine suffered stnggerinsf blows in its first hours today when the Anibs nnd Jews accused each other officially of violating it. Arab and Jewish charges and re- cr mlnatlons cnnio soon after the mclnljjhl, (CST) deadline for the si cueing of the gun s i,, Palestine. The United Nations proposed the truce. and count Foikc Bernadotte of Sweden negotiated Its acceptance by the warring factions I lie high command of Israel's nnuy was (ho fl rs t official quarter to charge tlmt the truce had been broken, its dully communique said eporls received up to two hours after the deadline Indicated Arab -i-oops were fighting without pans* n some sectors. A lltlte later an Egyptian government announcement, broadcast 'rom Cairo, snld "we have learned .ho Zionists violated the cease fir. on three fronts." The Anrh governments quickly sent notices to llermidotto In Cairo irolcsllng ngnlnsl alleged violation ol the truce by the Jews. nernndoUc said he hnd sent a note to .Jewish authorities itiqulr- ; iig into the Arab charges, and also nad Instructed a truce observer at Beirut to examine tha case. , Truce Futur* RIeak Whether the truce was cracking up before It even had a chance to set started was not clear at once, me speed nnrt rancor of the Arab «nd Jewish charges reflected sentiment which at best boded no good for the pence plan. The charges also were In line with Ihe pessimistic view held by many quarters while Bcrnadotte was struggling to bring together the Jewish and Arab attitude and make the**' truce possible. Bernadotle wiw going aVi his carefully drafted pJan ternatUwrl o|»er supervise tho' : . servers were day to Join hi ^^ Jewish sourceiflP'iteiia Reported that the Arulis launched an attack against the Scjerah settlement near Agtiln 30 minutes after the hour /or peace. They sntrt the Sejarah attiick nnd several others still were being pressed. The first official word of violation of the truce which the UN Security Council devised as a stepping ston» to permanent peucL-camc In the dally Isrncll war communique. "Reports received up to noon to, ,, „ , , <ln y Indicate firing censed In some ISernadotte revelled yesterday; sectors, but the Arabs are continu- ' ing to attack Jewish positions In others after the deadline," it said. Haifa dispatches snitl traveler! arriving there from the Jenin front snld fighting still was going on when they left that area well past the zero hour set by the UN mediator. Observers Arrive The witnesses were unable to say which side was doing the shooting In till nrcn of Jenin, the Northern anchor of the Arab triangle Northeast of Tel Aviv, Egypt heralded the 'cense fire order wlht a fnnfnre of bugles even us the first party of truce observers was on Its way from Cairo to Palestine by plane to supervise the suspension of hostilities. A spokesman for Bcrnaclolte's mediation parly snid In Cairo that additional observers were arriving there today to strengthen the international tfnin he WRS putting In the field. In the last hours before the truce deadline, Jewish planes bombed the Syrian cnpltol of Damascus, while Arnte gave the Jewish-held modern quarter of Jerusalem one of his sliffcst p.istlngs of the campaign. The political conflict, inevitable regardless of the outcome of the. truce, went on unabated. Israeli Premier David Ben Gurion declared the Jews would not give up Arab territory captured in battle. King Abdullah of Trans-Jordan, Arab supreme commander, asserted in Amman the Arabs never would agree to a peace which would leave an independent Jewish state in Palestine, Bernadotte Asks For Ships, Planes UN Mediator issues Plea to Enforce Truce in Palestine By Eflwnrd M. Korry United I'ri-sn SUff Correspondent LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., June II (U.P.)— United Nations Mediator Count Folke Bcrnadotte has asked for British ships iind planes ami more American officers to observe the Palestine truce wlilch began this morning. It was learned today. The disclosure that Britain mlghl supply part of the observation force aroused grave fears among UN officials for tho success of the four-week tniee. Ati Israel • spokesman, comment- Ing on Ihe possible return of British armed forces to the Holy Land scene, said: , "U will be a very serious matter If the open allies of the Arab return to Palestine." It was considered certain that Israel's two extremist iiroups—the Irgun Zvni Lenin! and the Stern Gang— would renct vliilently to any reappearance of the British force» These two organizations had not given any assurance they would res|x:ct the truce plan 9! Bcrna- rotlc. whom the Irsiin radio labeled a "Drltlsh servant." that he had asked' the United States, France and Belgium—the three members of the Security Council's Jerusalem Truce Commission—to provide six coastal patrol vessels for truce policing duty. The ; U. S. would provide three, France j two nnd Belgium one. TJ. S. to Convoy Bernadotle'B request for more American officers was considered "natural" by American spokesmen who Indicated the United States would comply. The Swedish peace-maker, when he began formulating his truce plans last week, asked the United States, Belgium and France for 21 officers each to serve as observers. An American spokesman said llcrnadotte's new appeal Involved only a small number of men- However, It was believed sending more Americans to tlie_ Mid-East j would arouse Soviet ire "in' view of the futile Russian efforts to have some Soviet officers Included in the observation force. 'Ilic Soviet delegate to the UN, Andrei Oromyko. said he wiiold make a formal proposal at the next Security Council session on Pnlos- tlne next Tuesdny to send Soviet officers to the Mid-East. He said the Kremlin contemplated a "very small" •numl>cr—"considerably less than the 21 provided by the United States. New York Stocks Final stock reix>rt: A T and T Amcr Tobacco Anaconda Copper . .. Beth Steel . ..: 156 1-8 51 3-R 39 3-4 37 1-2 65 1-1 41 1-4 t\ similar pact. UAW Regional Director Ed Cote and Kaiser-Frazcr officials said the agreement, which expires May 1, 1949, also grants a nine per cent wage boost to Ihe company's 1,500 salaried workers. The agreement, subject to ratification by 10,000 hourly-rated pro- :cn Motors ............. 64 1-8 .. 63 .. 16 1-2 .. 33 5-3 .. 12 1-A .. 31 .. 133-4 I Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int Harvester North Am Aviation Republic Steel Radio . ..., Socony Vacuum . .. Studcbakcr Standard of N J Packard U S Steel . ... duclton workers, also provides for | Texas Corp. . a new social security program to ~ be Included in a Jointly-administered social security fund. Tlie K-F agreement came as representatives of 10,000 Packard cm-1 28 87 1-4 64 3-4 8 81 1-2 ployes (net with company officials! to discuss 1 fringe benefits In a Packard offer of a two-year contract with a 13-ccnt hourly pay hike patterned after the Chrysler Corporation settlement. . ' At the same time it made its offer, Packard boosted prices of Its cars 175 t C4200 effective next Monday, New York Gorton NEW YORK, June U. (UP)—Close steady. Open High Low Close Mar. , 3231 3236 3212 3228 May 3202 3206 3193 3200 July . 3651 365-4 3627 3642 Oct 3306 3310 3295 3303 Dec W50 3255 3240 3246 Spots close 38.23, down 7. Pemiscot-Dunklin REA Co-operative Gets $1,000,000 CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Juua 11—Glen Eaker, manager of the P^mlscot-Diinkltn Electric Cooperative, with offices at Hayti, Mo, announced yesterday that his office had been advised by telegram from Washington that the Cooperative had been approved for an allotment of $1,000,000 for the cooperative'* expansion program. The telegram, was from REA Administrator Claude R. Wtckard. Mr. Eaker stated that the funds would be used for construction of new lines, Improvement of existing facilities, and for other expansion plans.* . : .. However,scarcity «€ materials WlH , not let them proceed lamtdiately with the program..The <»-opei-attY* has set poles for a new. Un*, but • shipment of wire I pletlou of this wort

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